The Bible declares that God is omniscient which simply means that God is all knowing. This is an important aspect of His character and differentiates Him from His creation. How many times have we said, “I just don’t know about ___________? When we draw a blank, He knowseverything! With God being all knowing, I wonder if you have ever considered there are certain things God does not know?
Here are four things that come to mind:
1. God does not know a sinner He does not love. John 3:16 states, ““For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” God loves the world and that includes you!
Rom. 5:8 declares, “…God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” While we were rebelling against Him, He provided salvation for us by sending Jesus. Even though we are broken, God loves us.
2. God does not know a sin He does not hate. The Bible states that the “wages of sin is death.” That is what Adam and Eve experienced in the Garden of Eden. Death. God hates sin because it keeps us from a relationship with Him.
He is holy and our wicked deeds cannot exist in His presense. We are sinners by nature (Ps. 51:5) and sinners by choice, (Rom. 5:12) and so the very fact we attempt to live apart and independent from God is evidence of our sin and rebellion. God hates sin because of what it does to us (Rom. 6:23) and what it does to our relationship with Him.
3. God does not know of an alternate way of salvation than through the Cross. Even though we are sinners and our recompense is death, God gave us eternal life in Jesus Christ. (Rom. 6:23b) Jesus lived a perfect life, died a brutal death and rose from the grave on the third day as a perfect sacrifice for sinners. Jesus is the sacrificial “Lamb of God.” He took our place!
He took the punishment for our sin upon Himself so that we could be free of guilt and shame. Jesus is the only Person who can save us, (Acts 4:12) and He is the only Way we can have a relationship with God. No one can come to God except through Jesus. (Jn. 14:6)
4. God does not know of a better time to believe in His Son than right now. God’s word is “today.” We are not guaranteed tomorrow, but we have today. The Bible says, “Today is the day of Salvation.” (2 Cor. 6:2) But what if tomorrow never comes?
- If you believe in Him today, He will not reject you nor put you to shame. (1 Pet. 2:6)
- If you come to Him and repent, He will not refuse you.
- If you come to Him with your burdens, He will free you.
- If you come to Him and ask, He will save you. If you call upon Him, He will answer you.
David declared in Ps. 139:7, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” We can’t hide from God because He is all knowing, and He knows right where we are. You might be in a very dark season of your life…God knows. You may be doing just fine today…God knows. Whether it be a valley or mountain peak, God knows your location and also how you are doing there.
I am delighted and blessed that God is all knowing, and as well, glad that there are certain things He does not know. The question is, do you know Him?